Gemuetlichkeit Days Parade

Gemuetlichkeit Days has one of the finest parades in southern Wisconsin.
The parade will take place on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at noon. Our parade can last up to 1 1/2 to 2 hours. 

We have floats from many area businesses, civic & service groups and clubs as well as youth organizations. Trophies are given for 1st with ribbons for 2nd and 3rd place for Floats and adult Military Color Guards along with cash awards. The parade is open to any and all who wish to apply. As long as you follow the simple RULES and meet our broad entry criteria, you are welcome to join us for a great hometown style parade.

The entry deadline is August 20th, so if you would like to enter our parade please contact Mary Coffman at 920-723-5780. An entry form can be FAXED to 920-674-5344. You will receive your line up number about a week or two before the parade.If you have any questions, please contact Mary for more information.

Parade entrants line up on the south side of Jefferson .

We ask that you do NOT stop or park on the parade route when you turn right on Wilson Street at the end of the parade. Please park and stop on side streets off of Wilson Street. Thank you..

2018 Parade Line-Up (subject to change)

Parade Sponsor Board
G-Days Float (King & Queen)
B.E. Hive Hair Salon & Spa
G-Days Past King & Queens
Legion Post 164 & Legion Riders
Disabled American Vets Chapter 39
J. C. Sheriff Honor Guard
VVA #635 Oconomowoc Marching C. G.
Blackhawk Color Guard & Float
Premier Bank
Jefferson High School Band
JHS AFS Exchange Students
Jefferson School District Staff
Miwaukee Brewer Racing Sausages
Brandon White State Assembly
Jefferson Middle School Band
Mayor Dale Opperman
Chamber President Jim Pratt
Citizen of the Year Peggy Bare
Wine & Roses
St. Johns Lutheran Church and School
Madison Classics
Jefferson, Lake Mills, Rome & Helenville Fire Departments
Rob’s Performance Motor Sports
Heron’s Landing
Jefferson Antique Collector Tractor Club
Red Hot Dixie
Jefferson Utilities
Jefferson 1/2 mile ATV
Milton Middle School Band
Festival Foods/The Big Cart
Fort HealthCare
Valero Renewable Fuels
Jefferson FFA 675 1181
Deerfield High School Marching Band
Jefferson Collectables #1
J C Fairest of the Fair
Sunset Ridge Memory Care
Waterloo HS Marching Band
Farmall Tractor 1933
Learning Links Child Care
Lawton & Cates, S.C.
Yankee Dutchmen
Jefferson Boy Scouts Pack 147
Jefferson Girl Scouts
Dodge/Jefferson Cty Teens for Life
Bambi Club II
Jefferson Collectables #2
Zor Shrine Mini Cars
Lakeside Lutheran High School Band
Earth Fresh Acres
Old Willy’s Wagon
Fueled Custom LLC
Jefferson County Farm Bureau
Kwik Trip (Banner for UW Band)
UW Marching Band/Spirit Squad
Bob & Gail Zastrow, Pulling Tractors
Senator Steve Nass
Two Guys Trimming
Abendroth Family
Lawrence Zoller 2 cars
Dousman Transport
St. Francis of Assisi
Jefferson Eagles Volleyball
Shih Gi Tai Wisconsin
Nestle Purina PetCare
Father Tom & Jim Ganser Tractors
George Banker/1935 Panel Truck
Jefferson EMS
Model A

A special thank you to our 2018 Parade Sponsors.

Find the Mecki!

The Find the Mecki contest will be held prior to the festival, begining on September 6th, 2018. Clues will be posted on our Find the Mecki page when the contest begins.

What is Gemuetlichkeit?

What does “Gemuetlichkeit” mean? The link in the above question takes you to Wikipedia. Our city is mentioned at the end of the first paragraph!

Buy A Button!

To see a list of where you can go to purchase a Gemuetlichkeit Days Entry Button prior to the festival

2018 Royalty Nominations

Download and send in your nominations for the 2018 King and Queen by February 1, 2018!

G-Days T-Shirts

2018 Gemuetlichkeit Days T-Shirts will be available for sale this May. We will list locations at that time.

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Upcoming Festival Dates

48th Year - Sept. 14-16, 2018

49th Year - Sept. 13-15, 2019

50th Year - Sept. 18-20 , 2020